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Together, these results indicate that integration of activity between structures, including the PIVC, thalamus, higher-order visual areas, and hippocampus, subserves the perception of self-referent space and motion in a manner distinct from the oculomotor or other motor responses.
Glycine promotes the actions of glutamate, the major excitatory neurotransmitter and therefore subserves both inhibitory and excitatory functions within the CNS.
Vertical finality is the up-thrust from lower to higher levels within a dynamic whole "in which instrumentally, dispositively, materially, obedientially, one level of being or activity subserves another.
So-called metabotropic receptors , responding to the same neurotransmitters, set off chemical cascades in the receiving nerve cells, so-called "second messenger" systems, chains of chemical processes activating synthesis of neurotransmitters, of receptors and of modulators, changing the reactivity of the nerve cell and of the system it subserves.
In my view and that of various other theorists, art subserves flexibility by affecting the way the mind transforms elemental dispositions ("instincts") into complex and variable behavior.
The Fusiform Face Area Subserves Face Perception, Not Generic Within-category Identification.
It subserves the process for non-educational ends and makes assessment an end in itself, no matter its worth.
The first subserves divine primacy; the second upholds the principle of conditionality.
As a necessary result of the subordination of part to the whole, the local perspective of the quotee always subserves the global perspective of the quoter, who adapts it to his own goals and needs" (Sternberg 1982: 109).
Since the medial temporal lobe subserves memory and frontal lobes subserve tasks involving mental flexibility, the study supports the idea of both brain areas as targets for estrogen.
First, 5HT subserves important trophic functions that control the differentiation and architectural organization of the developing brain (Azmitia 2001; Dreyfus 1998; Lauder 1985; Levitt et al.
Kim, who suggested that the neuro-anatomical pathway that subserves urges to engage in impulsive behaviors may be the same pathway that subserves drug cravings and the rewarding property of substances of abuse.